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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 3 • Sept. 2009

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):C1 - 413
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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  • Publication Guidelines for IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and Perhaps Everyone

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):414 - 415
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  • Discriminating Among the Log-Normal, Weibull, and Generalized Exponential Distributions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):416 - 424
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    We consider model selection and discrimination among three important lifetime distributions. These three distributions have been used quite effectively to analyze lifetime data. We study the probability of correct selection using the maximized likelihood method, as it has been used in the literature. We further compute the asymptotic probability of correct selection, and compare the theoretical, a... View full abstract»

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  • A Model for Upside-Down Bathtub-Shaped Mean Residual Life and Its Properties

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):425 - 431
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    Mean residual life is an important statistic in reliability analysis. Based on a general functional form of the derivative of the mean residual life, we propose a new lifetime distribution with an upside-down bathtub-shaped mean residual life function. The model has its mean residual life function in a simple, closed form so that further analysis based on the mean residual life can be easily carri... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Analysis of Mechanical Systems With Bounded and Bathtub Shaped Intensity Function

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):432 - 443
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    This paper presents a new stochastic point process able to analyse the failure pattern of complex mechanical systems experiencing both early failures and degradation phenomena, and operating so long that the intensity function approaches a finite asymptote as the system age grows. We illustrate the characteristics of the proposed model. Then we give the maximum likelihood estimators of the model p... View full abstract»

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  • Mis-Specification Analysis of Linear Degradation Models

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):444 - 455
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    Degradation models are widely used to assess the lifetime information of highly reliable products if there exists quality characteristics whose degradation over time can be related to reliability. The performance of a degradation model depends strongly on the appropriateness of the model describing a product's degradation path. In this paper, motivated by laser data, we propose a general linear de... View full abstract»

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  • A New Discretization Approach With Application in Reliability Estimation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):456 - 461
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    This paper introduces a new discretization technique that retains the basic structure of the failure rate function of the original life distribution. Earlier approaches for discretizing a continuous random variable, reported in the literature so far, are moment equalization, and discrete concentration techniques. This proposed approach has been used for approximating the reliability of complex sys... View full abstract»

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  • Selective Maintenance Decision-Making Over Extended Planning Horizons

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):462 - 469
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    ??Selective maintenance?? models determine the optimal subset of desirable maintenance actions to perform when maintenance resources are constrained. We analyse a corrective selective maintenance model that identifies which components to replace in the finitely long periods of time between missions performed by a series-parallel system. We formulate this multi-mission problem as a stochastic dynam... View full abstract»

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  • Coverage Modeling and Optimal Maintenance Frequency of an Automated Restoration Mechanism

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):470 - 475
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    In this paper, the coverage modeling of an automated restoration mechanism with two components is studied, and optimal maintenance frequencies are determined. Failures and repairs are exponentially distributed for the two components, while the failures of the automated mechanism follow a Weibull distribution. A corrective maintenance policy is considered for each component whereas, for the automat... View full abstract»

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  • A Convolution Universal Generating Function Method for Evaluating the Symbolic One-to-All-Target-Subset Reliability Function of Acyclic Multi-State Information Networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):476 - 484
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    The acyclic multi-state information network (AMIN) is an extension of the multi-state network without having to satisfy the flow conservation law. A very straightforward convolution universal generating function method (CUGFM) is developed to find the exact symbolic one-to-all-target-subset reliability function of AMIN. The correctness and computational complexity of the proposed algorithm will be... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Opportunistic Routing in Utility-Based Ad Hoc Networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):485 - 495
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    Due to resource scarcity, a paramount concern in ad hoc networks is utilizing limited resources efficiently. The self-organized nature of ad hoc networks makes the network utility-based approach an efficient way to allocate limited resources. However, the effect of link instability has not yet been adequately addressed in literature. To efficiently address the routing problem in ad hoc networks, w... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on “A Class of Fault-Tolerant Multiprocessor Networks”

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):496 - 500
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    A. Ghafoor presented node-disjoint paths of even networks using Figs. 4, 5, 6,and 7 (Ghafoor, IEEE Trans. Reliability, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 5-15). However, the paper contains errors which cause confusion. We show that the node-disjoint paths, and Theorem 4 (Ghafoor, IEEE Trans. Reliability, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 5-15), are not correct. We propose advanced node-disjoint paths, and prove that the fault... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Organizing Migrating Strategies Applied to Reliability-Redundancy Optimization of Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):501 - 510
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    The reliability-redundancy allocation problem is a mixed-integer programming problem. It has been solved by using optimization techniques such as dynamic programming, integer programming, mixed-integer non-linear programming, heuristics, and meta-heuristics. Meanwhile, the development of meta-heuristics has been an active research area in optimizing system reliability wherein the redundancy, the c... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Design of Dependable Control System Architectures Using Temporal Sequences of Failures

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):511 - 522
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    Designing a dependable control system requires accurate methods to evaluate efficiently the dependability level of one given component architecture. This evaluation is crucial to determine the risks associated with system failures, and the remaining properties after fault occurrences. The dependability level of a control system depends not only on the kind of component failures that may occur, but... View full abstract»

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  • A New Real-Time Reliability Prediction Method for Dynamic Systems Based on On-Line Fault Prediction

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):523 - 538
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    While a specific system is in use, its reliability will decrease gradually after the infant mortality period because of the components' degradation, or external attacks. Thus, reliability is a natural characteristic of a system's health, and can be used for condition monitoring & predictive maintenance. This paper introduces a new real-time reliability prediction method for dynamic systems whi... View full abstract»

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  • System Maintenance Scheduling With Prognostics Information Using Genetic Algorithm

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):539 - 552
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    Condition based maintenance (CBM) aims to balance two extreme sides (i.e., corrective maintenance (CM), and preventive maintenance (PM)) by observing and forecasting the real time health of machines. Recent developments in CBM revealed promising technologies for advanced fault detection, and forecasting. Traditional maintenance scheduling in CBM is based on the threshold setting on forecasted fail... View full abstract»

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  • A Generalized Fault Coverage Model for Linear Time-Invariant Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):553 - 567
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    This paper proposes a fault coverage model for linear time-invariant (LTI) systems subject to uncertain input. A state-space representation, defined by the state-transition matrix, and the input matrix, is used to represent LTI system dynamic behavior. The uncertain input is considered to be unknown but bounded, where the bound is defined by an ellipsoid. The state-transition matrix, and the input... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 568
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):569 - 570
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 571
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 572
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

IEEE Transactions on Reliability is concerned with the problems involved in attaining reliability, maintaining it through the life of the system or device, and measuring it.

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Editor-in-Chief
W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu